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Pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome: current perspectives

Authors Crawley E

Received 16 August 2017

Accepted for publication 24 January 2018

Published 29 March 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 27—33

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PHMT.S126253

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Roosy Aulakh


Esther Crawley

Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Abstract: Pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome is an important illness as it is relatively common and also very disabling with a wide range of impacts on the child, the family, and health care systems. It is a complicated illness but the majority of children get better with specialist treatment. This literature review provides an update on the epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome /
myalgic encephalomyelitis, including factors associated with it, and discusses the current evidence for treatment.

Keywords: CFS, ME, myalgic encephalomyelitis, epidemiology, pediatric

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